Birth of a law
What is a discussion in principle?
A discussion in principle marks the beginning of the procedure of reviewing and adoption of a bill in the National Assembly. During the discussion in principle, MPs discuss the proposed law from the standpoint of the need and reasons for the adoption of the law and principles on which proposed solutions are based. A discussion in principle about a bill is also held at the sitting of the competent committee, before the debate at the session of the National Assembly. If the competent committee and the Government, unless it was the Government itself that proposed the law, propose to the National Assembly to accept the bill in principle they must state whether they accept the bill in its entirety or with changes proposed in the form of amendments.
At the proposal of an MP, the National Assembly can decide to hold a joint discussion in principle on several bills that are on the agenda of the same session and are mutually conditioned, or there is a mutual connection between the proposed solutions.
Choose a quetsion from the Birth of a law
- What is a law?
- Why are laws adopted?
- Which acts regulate the birth of a law?
- Who can propose a law?
- What is a draft law?
- What does a bill look like?
- What are the mandatory elements of the rationale of a bill?
- What are the optional elements of the rationale of a bill?
- To whom is a bill submitted?
- What happens if a bill is not prepared in accordance with the Rules of Procedure?
- When is a bill included in the agenda of National Assmbly session?
- Which National Assembly committees review a bill?
- What is a public hearing?
- What is an amendment?
- Why is an amendment submitted?
- What is a discussion in principle?
- What is a discussion in detail?
- Does the proposer have the right to withdraw a bill from procedure?
- What is the Voting Day?
- How many does the National Assembly make decisions?
- What is urgent procedure?
- What are the specifics of the urgent procedure?
- How is a law promulgated?
- Can the President of the Republic refuse to promulgate a law?
- Who promulgates the law if the President of the Republic neither issues a decree on promulgation nor demands a second vote on the law?
- Is the adopted law published?
- When does a law come into effect?
- Can a law be implemented retroactively?
- Who executes the laws?
- What happens if it is suspected that a law does not comply with the Constitution?
- What happens if the Constitutional Court finds that a law does not comply with the Constitution?
- When does the effect of a law cease?
10.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)